[CQ-Contest] VY0 Nunavut

Henderson, Dan N1ND dhenderson at arrl.org
Thu Oct 21 09:59:09 EDT 1999

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October 21, 1999

For Further Information Contact:
Dan Henderson, N1ND

The Contest Branch has been asked to clarify how VYØ Nunavut Territory fits
into the ARRL Contest Program, in particular how it will count as a
multiplier in various contests.

The Nunavut territory was created in April 1999 from territories formerly
part of the Northwest Territories.  It was granted a specific amateur radio
callsign prefix of VYØ.  Within Canada, it remains a territory, not a new

In ARRL HF contests, scoring of the US and Canada takes place in one of two
ways:  based either on ARRL/RAC sections or on political delineations in the
respective countries.

In contests which use ARRL/RAC sections for scoring, Nunavut remains part of
the Northwest Territories / Yukon multiplier, not an addition or new
multiplier.  This includes the November Sweepstakes and the 160 Meter

In contests which use political delineations, the Nunavut Territory, which
is being given the abbreviation designator of NU, will count as a new
multiplier, effective January 1, 2000.  This will include the International
DX Contest, the RTTY Round-Up and the 10 Meter Contest.

Field Day, which does not use sections, provinces or states as scoring
multipliers, is not affected. The IARU HF World Championship uses ITU zones
as multipliers and is not affected.  Also, the November Sweepstakes and 160
Meter contests will not be affected.

For more information please contact:  Dan Henderson, N1ND at n1nd at arrl.org
or at (860) 

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